Celtic destroys Hearts 4-1 with a great performance. HIGHLIGHTS

GLASGOW. Celtic demolishes Hearts 4-1 with goals of

Celtic destroys Hearts 4-1 with a great performance. HIGHLIGHTS
Celtic four-goal BLITZ to all but secure title | Celtic 4-1 Hearts | Scottish Premiership Highlights

GLASGOW. Celtic annihilates Hearts 4-1 with goals of D. Maeda (30′), K. Furuhashi (37′), M. O’Riley (69′) and G. Giakoumakis (90′). On the other side, Hearts scored with ​E. Simms (3′). Celtic was unquestionably better in terms of ball possession (65%) and that was among the factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow on Saturday and it started at 12:00 pm local time. The referee was Don Robertson who was helped by Dougie Potter and Ross MacLeod. The 4th official was Andrew Dallas. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 14.4 degrees Celsius or 57.97 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 72%.​

Match Statistics​

  • ! 64 Ball Possession 36
  • 20 Total 6
  • 11 On Target 3
  • 9 Off Target 3
  • 4 Shots blocked 2
  • 126 Attack 75
  • 70 Dangerous attack 29
  • 89 Ball safe​ 98
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 3 Corners 3
  • 5 Off Sides 1
  • 17 Total 8
  • 0 Yellow Cards 2
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
  • 7 Substitutions 3

Ball possession

Celtic had a strong ball possession 65% while Hearts was struggling with a 35% ball possession.

Attitude and shots

Celtic was more aggressive with 70 dangerous attacks and 20 shots of which 11 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Celtic won the match​.

Celtic shot 20 times, 11 on target, 9 off target. On the other side, Hearts shot 6 times, 3 on target, 3 off target.


Celtic didn’t receive any yellow card. Regarding the opposition, Hearts received 1 yellow card (T. Sibbick).

Match Timeline

E. Simms(goal)L. Boyce
D. Maeda(goal)Jota
T. Sibbick- Yellow
K. Furuhashi(goal)Jota
G. Giakoumakis- sub ->K. Furuhashi
L. Abada- sub ->D. Maeda
R. Hatate- sub ->D. Turnbull
M. O\'Riley(goal)G. Taylor
G. Mackay-Steven- sub ->E. Simms
T. Rogic- sub ->M. O\'Riley
J. Forrest- sub ->Jota
B. Woodburn- sub ->J. Ginnelly
M. Thomas- sub ->B. McKay
G. Giakoumakis(goal)J. Forrest


After this encounter, Celtic will have 89 points to sit in the 1st place. Regarding the opposition, Hearts will stay with 61 points to sit in the 6th place.

Next matches

In the next match in the Premiership, Celtic will host Motherwell on the 14th of May with a 44-4 head to head in favor of Celtic (9 draws).

Hearts will host Rangers on the 14th of May with a 29-8 head to head stats in favor of Rangers (8 draws).

Celtic – Formation

Celtic started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Angelos Postecoglou decided to play with the following team: .


Celtic made 5 changes: K. Furuhashi for G. Giakoumakis (64′), D. Maeda for L. Abada (65′), D. Turnbull for R. Hatate (66′), M. O’Riley for T. Rogic (77′) and Jota for J. Forrest (81′).

Hearts – Formation

Hearts started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

Robbie Neilson played with: .


Hearts made 3 changes: E. Simms for G. Mackay-Steven (75′), J. Ginnelly for B. Woodburn (81′) and B. McKay for M. Thomas (89′).

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Premiership.​